Morley College
Creative Media Production (Sound Media - Digital Composition) HND
Morley College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Unleash your creativity by joining this highly creative and exciting specialist 2 year Level 5 program! From ringtones, to full scale soundscapes and soundtracks this course will enable you to find a place for your passion in computer-based sound making and electronic based sound arts.

Digital sound composition is a growing industry generating many professional opportunities in gaming, film, web, VR, AR and radio platforms. It is also increasingly applied to art and the creation of immersive experiences for varied audiences and commercial purposes.

Learn how to make in depth explorations, how to make meaning and generate atmosphere and immersion through digital sound by applying up to date sound and light techniques, current audio technologies and develop an ear for what works in context.

This course will offer you a place to develop and begin mapping a career in the media or art industries as a specialist in sound composition and audio manipulation. You will learn how to meet the demands of challenging commercial briefs and develop the skills to make your work standout.

Our group sizes are small and our close knit team of specialist staff will coach and guide you to find your voice, develop a strong and unique body of work and position your in an increasingly exciting industry.

During the course you will deepen your analytical thinking and develop your ability to plan, create and successfully manage projects in sound composition.

You will also develop the strong collaborative working, problem solving and communication skills that you will need to succeed.

Our high quality professional coaching and 1 to 1 support will help focus your energies to effectively manage projects involving research and development of ideas, learning about audiences and dissemination channels, wjilst making full use of current technologies to make the most of your vision and talents.

Find your voice and deepen your awareness of digital audio composition applying this to varied contexts and embracing the many opportunities that our highly digitised culture can provide.

Students will be invited to engage with networks and competitions as part of the programme. There will be opportunities to develop and enhance your professional resume.

Form part of a dynamic, supportive and collaborative creative community of like minded people at the Chelsea Centre for Creative Industries. In your second year you will extend your portfolio work to include more large scale projects involving collaboration with others and helping you to find your place in the industry.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Creative Media Production (Sound Media - Digital Composition), HND you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

You will be set projects and assignments to complete and receive ongoing formative feedback throughout. You will also be given final summative grades at the end of projects. When being awarded final grades you will also have details of how to focus your next steps and development. Assessments could include presentations, production of written documents, portfolio elements and research.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS points equivalent: - Access to Higher Education Diploma - A levels - BTEC at level 3 With GCSE English grade 4 or C minimum. Desirable GCSE Maths.

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 5 Students and prospective students require a minimum level of 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent) with no score lower than a 5 in listening and speaking and no score lower than a 5.5 in reading and writing.
PTE Academic 42 Pearson Test of English Academic

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Creative Media Production (Sound Media - Digital Composition), HND, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Creative Media Production (Sound Media - Digital Composition) HND

England UK £6165 year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 year 1
Scotland £6165 year 1
Wales £6165 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2

About Morley College

Morley College is an education centre that focuses on delivering mainly further education and adult education courses, and works from three main campus locations throughout London, England. The London districts where Morley College has campuses include Waterloo, North Kensington, and Chelsea.

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Where is this programme taught

Chelsea Centre for the Creative Industries
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